Asia and the Indian Ocean have always been two of the most popular cruise destinations in the world with its diverse culture, historical mysteries and stunning landscapes.
Asia is a place where postcard images become real as you are taken away by the natural beauty of the monuments and nature there is to offer. With each turn, you can feel like you’re in a completely different country as centuries old stalls turn into blinding lights from mighty skyscrapers.
As you unravel the mysteries of Asia and the Indian Ocean, you want luxurious cruise lines to accompany you on this journey. The cruise lines that offer Asia and Indian Ocean cruises here at Deluxe Cruises include:
What can you Expect on your Cruise Around Asia and the Indian Ocean?
Asia and the Indian Ocean are vast, with a cruise being able to take you into some of the most remote areas. If you’re going on a cruise to explore much of Asia and the Indian Ocean, your cruise holiday will likely be upwards of 2 weeks, giving you plenty of time to thoroughly explore Asia and the Indian Ocean. But what can you expect to be the highlights of your cruise?
The Taj Mahal at Sunrise – Now one of the new seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal is a popular shore excursion for many Asia cruises. The Taj Mahal is one of the world’s greatest landmarks and many take a holiday to Agra just to see this magnificent building with the sunrise as its backdrop. With an Asia and Indian Ocean cruise, you can experience this unforgettable moment as just a snippet of your holiday.
Ranthambore National Park – India’s most famous national park Ranthambore has a popular wildlife park for the famous Bengal tiger. As of 2014, there were 48 Bengal tigers, each with their own territory underneath the vegetation. During your safari, you may see leopards, boars, hyenas, sloth bears and rhesus macaques, on your hunt to spot the magnificent Bengal tiger. The park is also home to old mosques and temples.
Old and New Delhi – Many cruise itineraries will include a day tour of new and old Delhi. During this tour, you can expect to see India Gate, the President’s Palace, the tomb of the Mughal Emperor and the modern Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, the perfect tour if you’re a lover of heritage.
Fantastic Beaches – The Indian Ocean is home to some of the world’s finest tropical beaches found in the Maldives, Goa and the Thai Islands, the perfect destination for those hot summer days.
Coral Reefs – The Indian Ocean has some fine coral reefs in the Seychelles and the Maldives that are popular places for cruisers to take a break from their cruise ship and snorkel with some of the sea life.
Madagascar – Only in the famous island of Madagascar can you find desert, forest, beach and a canyon all in one place. Due to the variety of landscapes, nature is diverse with Madagascar being the only place to have lemurs; a very popular shore excursion on an Indian Ocean cruise.
Exquisite Cuisine – Many Asia cruises will see you docking in the bustling cities of China, Japan, India and Thailand, all of which are famous around the world for their cuisine.
When to Cruise Around Asia and the Indian Ocean?
Many cruise lines will offer cruises around Asia and the Indian Ocean all year round. During peak summer weather, cruisers can enjoy a large range of summer festivities in the busy towns. However, some cruise lines will try to avoid Southeast Asia between November and March as these months attract many tourists, in addition to humid and rainy weather. On the other hand, cruising during the autumn months can provide a gorgeous backdrop for photos as a beautiful blend of colours can be seen.
Cruising during the winter season is also desirable as many cruisers can have shore excursions such as skiing in Japan.
All Year Cruising in Asia and the Indian Ocean with Deluxe Cruises
Whatever time of year it may be, you can find a wonderful cruise with an extensive itinerary at Deluxe Cruises. With our help, you can enjoy majestic lands and seas in Asia and the Indian Ocean on a luxury cruise ship.